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June 2019 Newsletter





Using the Traits of Successful Teams to Prepare for Retirement

The path to success can be very different for everyone, but successful teams in sports, in business or even your team at home — often have similar traits and abilities.

CNBC's Ellen Kaplan reviewed a five-year-long Google study on maximizing effectiveness and analyzed the results in her article, "Google found the most successful teams share these 5 traits."1

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Festa Juninas, or June Festivals are Catholic traditions that were brought to Brazil in the 16th century, when the country was a colony of Portugal. These festivals were made to celebrate the four saints: Saint Anthony, Saint John, Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

The Festivals
The June festivals are composed of quermesses, which are bazaars where people go, dressed with checkered clothes, play games to win prices, and eat different types of food.

Food and Drink
Special dishes are made with corn (canjica) and a special drink is made of wine, sugar, ginger, and spices (quentao).

One of the most common games is correio elegante, in which a person sends an anonymous card to another person. Fishery is another common game, in which people get small gifts according to the number written under the fish.

Traditional dances are known as quadrilhas, in which people pair up and dress like farm men and women. There is usually an announcer who calls out the dance steps



Like a Triathlon, Retirement Is an Endurance Race

It can be easy for people to view retirement as a finish line. It’s a goal many of us have been thinking about for years and years. It’s fitting then, for us to think of the journey to retirement as an endurance race that can take everything we have — like a triathlon. I thought it might be fun to compare the triathlon to your retirement journey, so I did some research on triathlons.

It’s a younger sport than you might imagine, and has only been in the Olympics since 2000.
In fact, according to, the entire sport only dates back to the 1970s, when the San Diego Track Club was looking for a new kind of workout. The club wanted something different than the hours and hours they’d spent running in circles on the track. So, they combined a 10-kilometer run, an eight-kilometer bicycle race and a 500-meter swim.

Let’s get to the point: How does this tie into retirement?

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Strawberry Pretzel Dessert 2

Need to bring a dish to pass this weekend? This make-ahead dessert will disappear quickly!

Get Baking!



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